Assistant Professor in Southern European Literature and Cultural Studies - Spanish and Italian

Assistant Professor in Southern European Literature and Cultural Studies with a concentration in Hispanic Studies and Italian Studies

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, McGill University

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Southern European Literature and Cultural Studies with a concentration on Italy and Spain to begin on August 1, 2023. Time period is open. Candidates working in any of the following fields are strongly encouraged to apply: Mediterranean studies, immigration studies, race theory, gender studies, film studies, digital media, and environmental studies. Candidates must demonstrate competitive research and publication records, substantial teaching experience, and a strong potential for collaborative research and program development across media, disciplines, and cultures. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach, conduct research and publish in both Spanish and Italian. Knowledge of French is an asset.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand or be very near completion. The teaching assignment will be 12 credits (4 courses) per academic year and should include a range of courses covering Italian and Hispanic Literature and Culture at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.   Information about the Department, its programs, and courses may be found at

Complete applications, including a cover letter describing the candidate's interest in the position, fit with the department, and linguistic competences, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (20-30 pages) must be submitted online, no later than December 5, 2022. Three referees should also upload their letters of recommendation online. Application materials are to be addressed to Professor Fernanda Macchi, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.  Further inquiries should be addressed to Professor Fernanda Macchi at

Applicants must refer to the McGill Career site at, and in the search field submit JR0000033100 Assistant Professor in Southern European Literature and Cultural Studies with a Concentration in Hispanic Studies and Italian Studies.

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McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures ( Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email (

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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